Hooray! You’re starting your first website, and I (Lauren from Restored 316) am so excited for you! I remember all those years ago when I first opened WordPress for the first time and the overwhelm that ensued, so friend I’ve been in your shoes!
Thankfully we have a huge resource of tutorials to help you get started, and you can find all those right here.
This post is your very first WordPress post that you can go in and edit at any time.
To edit a post
Navigate to POSTS > ALL POSTS and hover over any title of the posts you’d like to edit and you’ll see a edit button pop up. Click edit and you will be taken to a new screen where you can edit your post by adding your own text and images much like you would in a program like Word or Pages.
To create your own post
Navigate to POSTS > ADD NEW. Give your post a name, write some content, set your featured post, and hit the publish button on the top right! It’s really THAT easy!
This demo content is meant to help you create a foundation with which to build your new website. It provides some sample content, sample images, and also some helpful tutorials that help you get your brand new site up and going for the first time!
Once you have your site completely up and going, you’ll want to come back and write your own posts, and upload your own images. Once you have about 3-5 of your own blog posts, delete all the sample posts and pages so you’re only left with your OWN content!
Headings are used to highlight titles in sections of content for your site. In the drop down from the tool bar above the page or post that is being edited, you’ll see options for Paragraph (which is default, Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3, Heading 4, Heading 5, and Heading 6. You are able to highlight any text within your post or page and choose one of these heading options.
Headings are primarily used for SEO purposes, and not necessarily for aesthetic reasons. See this article from Yoast that explains how to properly use them.